Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.”
Dan Gilbert explores the concept of synthetic happiness and natural happiness. His fascinating talk explains why we can still find true happiness even when life doesn’t go exactly to plan.